RideLondon one-day cycling event raised more than £7m for charity

Almost 16,000 people took part in the 100-mile ride in August, in which at least 14 charities raised more than £100,000 each

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The inaugural RideLondon cycling event raised more than £7m for charity, organisers have announced.

They say it is a fundraising record for a one-day cycling event in the UK.

Almost 16,000 people took part in the first Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, which took place on 4 August and was part of the Mayor of London’s festival of cycling.

The 100-mile ride started at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, went out around the Surrey hills and finished on The Mall.

Organisers said in a statement that at least 14 charities raised more than £100,000 each through the event.

Hugh Brasher, event director, said in a statement that the event had a target of raising £3.5m for charity in its first year. "We shall aim even higher in future years," he said.

Organisers also said that more than 100 applications had been received before the deadline last month to be the event’s charity of the year in 2014. The event will take place on the weekend of 9 and 10 August 2014.

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